The Black Moon

A Novel of Cornwall, 1794-1795
Narrated by: Oliver J. Hembrough
Series: Poldark, Book 5
Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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When Ross Poldark's former beloved gives birth to a son - with his enemy, George Warleggan - Ross must face the pain of losing her all over again.

But soon they discover her cousin has fallen in love with Ross' brother-in-law, and the two families become entangled in surprising new ways. As the rivalry between Ross and George reaches new heights, the families must face an uncertain future.

Filled with intrigue and secrets, and set against the romantic Cornwall backdrop, The Black Moon will pull you into the lives of these two very memorable families.

©1953 Winston Graham (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Disappointing

After listening to the first four books in a short period of time, the contrast in style and the few story errors stood out to me. I loved the first four books but this one was more of a soap opera style of drama and speeches. Ross and his lectures were very out of character and the addition of more graphic sexual encounters, made the book feel more like a low budget tv drama than the complex and classy beginnings of the series.

That said, I did still enjoy seeing how the main characters progressed in their lives.

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  • 01-20-17

Great story filled with thick emotions

Great storytelling and the reader is fantastic

The moving from one scenario/scene to another is tricky to follow. I found myself backing up as much as a chapter because i thought I missed something

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A excellent series.

I love the series, but at times this installment dragged for me. As with all the others, the narration was amazing.

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Hard to believe it was written years after the prior book

So hard to believe the author wrote this book about 20 years after the prior book. It is seamless in storyline. Why did he wait to write it? The narrator does a great job with the different voices and dialects. I feel like he's acting instead of just reading. Highly recommend this series from the beginning. And you have to keep listening to them all.

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Probably the most exciting Poldark book so far!

Loved the action and intrigue in this one! The narrator has gotten better and more fluid with each book. Very enjoyable!

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One of best in Poldark series

I was hesitant to buy this audiobook because of many poor reviews, however I found myself riveted by the stories of Drake and Morwenna, Dwight and Caroline. Overall this was one of my favorites.

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good but not the best in the series

this book has more side stories than previous ones in the series. chapter 27 was especially hard to get through due to all the french names and ships and battle details unrelated to the overall story.

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Simply the best

I really enjoyed this one. The plot, the twists and turns and the reading were all excellent

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wonderful story

also love this story by w graham in the poldark serie. long to listen to next book

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Ended too quickly<br />

This series is going too fast. I'm going to run out of books too soon. So great I can't get another quick enough.